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Old 05-22-2008, 02:35 PM   #1
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Assistance With Termios Settings Please


I've got a problem with an unwanted character manipulation on a TTY. I'm using a usb_serial driver which maps my modem's serial paths to TTYs. My software is exchanging proprietary binary data with the modem. I happened to send the modem a packet with a 0x0D character included and the driver has added a 0x0A immediately following it.

I think I need to turn off Canonical processing so that the driver does not modify my data in any way. But I've only been able to find references to ICANON when I google "termios". Since my specific problem is output related, how do I suppress Linux Data Manipulation on the Output direction?

Actually, I'll need to stop it in both directions.


Old 05-23-2008, 10:54 PM   #2
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Hey There,

You should be able to do this on a raw socket by setting the lflag:

Hopefully that helps

, Mike
Old 06-01-2008, 08:38 PM   #3
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Hi Mike,

Thank you for your response. Sorry for the belated response, I was off architecting other areas of the machine until now. I've added your suggested changes to the code and so far so good. The trouble is, I added some code to force a 0x0d into the data stream and the problem I had before did not recurr. Just for kicks, I added another test, this time with a 0x0A in the data stream and same thing. No problems.

I'm wondering if I maybe ran another program in between which changed the termios settings so they were causing this problem. If so, I haven't reproduced it so far.

Anyhow, thanks for taking the time to send a reply.


Old 06-01-2008, 10:54 PM   #4
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Perhaps 'stty' is being run on reboot and you've somehow influenced its settings.
You can check out the scripts and ensure that the particular port you want to work with has the settings you want; in particular the 'raw' mode should be used (switches off character translation and XON/XOFF).

Of course it's best if you do all that within your own code because that way you don't have to rely on someone configuring your port correctly beforehand (and no one interfering with it before you open it):

'tcgetattr()' to fetch the termios for your open terminal
'cfmakeraw()' to set the attributes for 'raw' mode
If you actually want XON/XOFF, make sure the XON/XOFF characters are correctly defined and switch on XON/XOFF translation.
set the bit rate you want (cfsetispeed()/cfsetospeed())
possibly 'tcflush()' to get rid of things
'tcsetattr()' to set everything
and off you go


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